Welcome to Studio Saturday! Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a related question of our readers and hope you'll leave comments! As an incentive we offer a free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner.
This weeks winner is Steufel! Congratulations!
You have won a Miss Fickle Media's Message From the Skies necklace!
Please send Shannon an email with your address so she can ship this package out to you.
Before Bead & Button I did a series on my blog called 23 Days of Inspiration where I shared the story behind some of my favorite beads. I mentioned at the time I was working on a new collection of beads inspired by Gustav Klimt's paintings of Birch Trees. He visited the theme of birch trees in several different paintings, but the one pictured here is my favorite.
So my first beads in this series were literally a little birch tree trunk. I love faux bois (fake wood) patterns and this one worked out exactly as I had pictured in my mind. You know how hard that can be sometimes!
Disk beads in the color palette and pattern of Gustav's painting.
Here is peek of a necklace I created with one of the little tree trunks! You can see a few more photos of jewelry using my new beads later today on my blog.